569. Excessively long legal proceedings.

Where an individual complains that the length of proceedings has breached his or her right to a hearing within a reasonable time1, the question of whether that person had an effective remedy2 under domestic law to address that complaint is a separate issue3. A remedy is 'effective' in this context if it either prevents the alleged violation or its continuation, or provides adequate redress for any violation that had already occurred4. In particular, the most effective remedy will be one designed to expedite the proceedings in order to prevent them from becoming excessively lengthy